Brian Hardesty, RPh, MBA, Facility Manager and Owner
Brian Hardesty has practiced nuclear pharmacy for over 21 years in various settings and roles. He began his career in the independent space working as a staff pharmacist for Shertech Pharmacy Services. After two years, he began his 10-year career with Mallinckrodt serving as staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager/RSO, and marketing manager. His time in marketing at the Hazelwood, MO campus allowed him to participate in all business aspects and learn the intricacies of the manufacturing process/considerations of a large nuclear medicine manufacturer. In 2006, he opened Radiopharmacy of Indianapolis, which is an active member of UPPI LLC, a trade association of independently owned and operated nuclear pharmacies.
Yogesh Patel, PharmD, Staff Pharmacist
Yogesh Patel has practiced nuclear pharmacy for over 10 years. He began his career in Chicago where he worked as a staff pharmacist for Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt Diagnostic Services and served as a pharmacy manager in Pine Brook, NJ. In 2007, Yogesh joined Radiopharmacy of Indianapolis as a staff pharmacist. Between his time with Mallinckrodt and ROI, Yogesh has been able to gather knowledge in all aspects of nuclear pharmacy.
Shelby Koonce, RPH, Staff Pharmacist
Shelby is a 2013 graduate of the Purdue College of Pharmacy and has completed two 12-week summer internships with the team at Triad Isotopes (formerly Covidien) in Memphis and the team at GE Healthcare in Grand Rapids. After graduation, he took a position with CVS/Pharmacy and later accepted a role serving Indiana’s elderly and rehabilitation population at Skilled Care of Indiana as a long-term care pharmacist for just over three years. While he has spent some time since graduation practicing other disciplines of pharmacy, his previous experience will allow him to learn at an accelerated pace and become a key part of the ROI team. He joined ROI in September 2017.
Chad Fowler, PharmD, Staff Pharmacist
Chad graduated from Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy with his PharmD in the spring of 2019. Over his time at Purdue he gained knowledge and experience within the nuclear pharmacy field. He served 2 years as an officer in the Society of Nuclear Pharmacy (SNP) club. Chad gained valuable knowledge in a variety of Radiopharmacy settings during his time at Purdue, including an internship at Cardinal Health along with a study abroad in London, England at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. In his spare time, Chad enjoys lifting weights and playing basketball as well as watching movies and playing with his cats. He joined ROI in June 2019.